Thursday, 14 September 2017


It's never a good idea to leave DT work till the last minute as things have a habit of going wrong and what seems like a reasonable plan fails in every respect!  Think my report card this week will read, "Could do better!"

More of my ramblings in a minute, but first the latest challenge over at MAWTT set by Christine, and to feature a sentiment as the focal point - no stamped pics - just a verse! 

So my card uses one of the great Visual Image sentiment stamps I won at the Stamping Sensations Challenge a couple of months back, (thanks again), and combines white and ivory card and several of my favourite dies.

As for the colour of the card - yeah...white and ivory, not beige, and certainly not pink!  Oh the joys of night photography with a failing battery!

Addicted to stamps and more - CAS
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - CAS

Daylight makes such a difference to photography, same card and a charged battery!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Happily Ever After

Today's card was for friends who married this summer, but it's also for the latest Ooh La La Challenge which has been set this time by Wynn as;

Happily Ever After

Now I've used this image before, from the freebie section on the Ooh La La site, and I've combined it with the papers from the Love file on the Shawn Jenkin's CD to make this wedding card.

Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Allsorts - 2 DP's
Sweet Stampin - Wedding / Anniversary - Tags are LOTV stamps


Monday, 28 August 2017


This time the new challenge over at Ooh La La has been set as by Tez and she's looking to see some


Hopefully we'll have lots of entries this time around as lace is so easy to incorporate into a card.  For my card, I chose files from the Say it with Words CD and along with lace, added pearls and a corner diecut.

Crafty Friends - 65 - Birthdays
Alphabet Challenge - L - Lace
Fussy and Fancy - Things with wings - Butterflies
Craft Rocket - Animal Kingdom
Creative Moments - AG

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Things Beginning with 'B'

These challenges don't half come around quick! I think you can tell I'm spending less hours in my craft room these days, and if I haven't worked ahead, it's a mad rush to get my cards made on time! Oops!

Luckily I had this one made up before I went on holiday, so it was just a case of typing the post before it went live.  And the theme this time at MAWTT is...

Something/s Beginning with "B"

Bath/Bubbles/Bathing/Butterflies/Blooms & Birthday

So I think I covered quite a few B's with this bathing beauty from Pink Gem.  Jx

Fab n Funky - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Add a Sentiment
A Gem of A challenge - Birthday Wishes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes Jx

Monday, 14 August 2017


I've made this card ahead of time so we are still in Spring with the daffodils blooming as I type this post.  Hopefully as this post goes live with the Ooh La La challenge Michelle's choice of  theme will be in full bloom!

I went with summer flowers and chose this delightful image from the Shawn Jenkins CD - can you tell it's a favourite of mine and if you don't already have it, might I suggest you look into getting it as it really has so many fantastic images!

Anyway, back to my card - a simple layout, a touch of coloured lace and a heat embossed sentiment by Visual Image - love these little verses and think they finish cards beautifully.

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes


Sunday, 6 August 2017

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Super excited today with lots of things to tell you all! First off, I'm guest designing for Stamping Sensations this month after winning their challenge back in June.  Really pleased to have been asked, and it was a nice easy one for me as their challenge this time is

Anything Goes

So my card for them was a thank you, made for hospital staff to thank them all for the great work they do.

It's a simple CAS card using a brilliant Simon Says Stamp thanks die and a couple of medical figures stamped from a Woodware cling set.

Colouring as ever is by Promarker.

Now, as I mentioned earlier, my GD spot came about after a Stamping Sensations win, but what I never mentioned was my great prize - a credit of £35 with Visible Image - and look at all the lovely goodies I got!

Haven't used them yet, but am delighted with my prize so HUGE thanks to Visible Image

Finally, my other news - as you read this I'm on holiday - currently in Rome hopefully enjoying the heat and the icecreams...will tell you all about it on my return, Jx

Monday, 31 July 2017

Anything Goes at Ooh La La

Challenge time again at OohLaLa and this time it's an

Anything Goes

So, my anything goes involved files off the Everyday Occasions CD and this fabulous rooster!

Short post today as it's agricultural show time here in Turriff so long hours working and lots of farm animals to be seen, I'll post pics later, Jx


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Age As Focal Point

Mid July, well it is when this goes live, but I'm still in June!  I am however working ahead and this is the card for Carole's challenge over at MAWTT
So she has asked us to make

Age the Focal Point 

in our creations.  So I have done this using a super digi stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique and some rather old papers which I found at the back of a drawer!

Hope you can spare time to join us, Jx

Dragonfly Dreams - AG
Glitter n Sparkle - AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - AG
Crafty Calendar - AG
Digi Stamp Boutique - AG using a DSB